from the what-google-does-in-its-spare-time dept.
product byproduct writes "RSA Security finally has a news item about the December 2003 factorization of RSA-576. (See earlier Slashdot coverage). We now know what the computational cost was: the 174-digit number was factored "using approximately 100 workstations in a little more than three months"."
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up
in the morning, and does not stop until you get to work.